Boelen PA, van den Bout J. Complicated grief and uncomplicated grief are distinguishable constructs.. Psychiatry Research, 157, 311-314.


With data from 242 mourners who received help post-loss and were at least 6 months removed from their loss, it was found that symptoms proposed as denoting complicated grief (CG) are distinguishable from reactions representing uncomplicated grief (UG). With data from a subgroup of 130 mourners, CG but not UG was found to relate to concurrent distress and disability.